Hot answers tagged

24 votes
Accepted

What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

Personally I would not touch the posts as said in the Meta.SE post, and I would encourage everyone to flag spammy posts, even if they are already in the low quality queue. Flagging automatically ...
user avatar
  • 31.6k
12 votes
Accepted

Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

That particular edit is not appropriate. It has been reverted. Passive-aggressive language that does not significantly clarify the question being asked and serves only to "invalidate" an answer the ...
user avatar
  • 67.3k
10 votes

Should I remove dead link?

Ideally you would find a new source of the same information and edit that in, but failing that it might be better to remove the link or indicate it is now dead. Incidentally, this is why we prefer ...
user avatar
  • 25.8k
10 votes

What can we do when an answer is intentionally harmed by the author?

No comment on the right/wrong spelling, but to avoid a continual edit war flag the answer for mod attention with a custom message describing the problem, and if need be, we will lock the answer to ...
user avatar
  • 25.8k
9 votes

Does this site have a robot edit approval problem too (or is heading to it)?

Unless the two users who clicked approve care to comment, it's hard to know what they were thinking. In this case, it does seem like they should have hit reject. Unlike Stack Overflow, we don't ...
user avatar
9 votes
Accepted

Do we really need to reference everything to wikipedia?

Personally I am against it if it is done just for reputation farming, as it seems it is done now. I am not totally against it if now and then a user suggests or makes one such edit, but 10+ such ...
user avatar
  • 31.6k
9 votes

What should be the Aviation.SE consensus on spam posts?

I second Federico in that we should not edit spam -- flag it and move on. This puts the post in the autodelete department, requires very little rep to do (compared to any other action), and helps ...
user avatar
8 votes

Why do we allow ‘smart’ quotes to be replaced with 'straight' quotes

Griping about Unicode is a lost cause. It’s no longer the wave of the future; the future is already here. Back in 2012, Google reported that 60% of the web uses Unicode—a figure that is doubtless ...
user avatar
  • 5,586
8 votes

Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

It's funny, questions like this remind that Stack Exchange is becoming more and more diverse as time goes by. I think that if this were Stack Overflow the answer would be "the OP can do whatever they ...
user avatar
  • 23.6k
8 votes

Tagwiki edit was accepted with only one review

What went wrong? Nothing. ♦ moderators have superpowers™. If a ♦ moderator accepts or rejects something, no other review is necessary.
user avatar
  • 31.6k
8 votes
Accepted

Should we reject edits to off-topic questions?

Edits to closed questions that do not make the question more likely to be re-opened should not be accepted. Accepting them only increases the noise, both on the main page and in the reopen queue.
user avatar
  • 31.6k
7 votes

Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

We don't have any specific policy about how using headers for screen reader accessibility. In general, we're (unfortunately) not great when it comes to accessibility on this network but we do want to ...
user avatar
  • 101
7 votes

Can 'aircrafts' be automagically changed to 'aircraft'?

Nope. It's not feasible to scan and change user input to the site - if we were to do it for aircrafts people would want it done for ...
user avatar
  • 67.3k
6 votes

Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

I think it's appropriate - "useful" would be a better word - for the OP to edit the question based on comments and votes, to make it clearer or on-topic. I don't think it's useful to completely change ...
user avatar
  • 70.4k
6 votes
Accepted

For planes, do we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis?

No, I don't think we need an up-to-date fleet count in the tag wikis. Tag wikis are intended to describe the usage of a tag, not to be an encyclopedic description of the concept. Active fleet counts ...
user avatar
  • 871
5 votes

Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility?

Does personal preference take precedence over accessibility? No. Making this answer accessible to people who use screen readers is important. Making text slightly smaller, because you think it's ...
user avatar
  • 5,595
5 votes

tag adding fails

I had a similar problem on another Stack Exchange and asked about it here. There was a single zero-width space at the end of the post body. These are stripped on submission now... Unfortunately, ...
user avatar
5 votes

Do we really need to reference everything to wikipedia?

I guess since I dug myself into this commenting on @Federico's answer, I should state my position on this. I don't feel that linked text "ruin the flow of a post". Indeed, I feel like they improve ...
user avatar
  • 3,596
5 votes

Do we really need to reference everything to wikipedia?

I think adding references to everything ruins the flow of a post - I dislike it anywhere it is done. In general I'm okay with esoteric acronyms or terms being linked to a reference page, but other ...
user avatar
  • 1,439
4 votes

Why is a question force edited to meet the answer given below but not the question which was asked previously?

This question itself is an interesting case, because there's a lot of incomplete data and assumptions inherent in the question (among them that the aircraft are "mid-flight" and not enroute to a ...
user avatar
  • 67.3k
4 votes

Overediting and stylistic edits

I fully agree with you and I rejected the suggested edit for exactly that reason. I choose the following reason for the reject: This edit does not make the post even a little bit easier to read, ...
user avatar
  • 45.7k
4 votes

Why does this question say it was edited, but there's no sign that it was?

What you see is Hartley 1 modified 2 days ago Which is a little misleading and could seem like that user edited the question, but in fact they posted an answer. This answer was subsequently deleted, ...
user avatar
  • 25.8k
3 votes

Reputation points from accepted tagwiki edits not attributed

The best source of info here is probably this Q/A How do suggested edits work? And a quote for a direct answer Can I earn reputation? When a suggested edit is approved, the user who ...
user avatar
  • 25.8k
3 votes

Should I remove dead link?

Personally, I agree with Notts90's comment. While I think adding some text to note that the link is dead is fine if you can't quickly find a replacement, I think just removing outright is harmful. ...
user avatar
  • 19k
3 votes

Do we really need to reference everything to wikipedia?

Selecting the right links is serious task, and such edit may or may not be a good quality edit. If just done quickly over lots of questions with the goal of reputation farming, unlikely to be. If the ...
user avatar
  • 11.6k
3 votes

Is it appropriate for an OP to substantially change a question?

To me Kevin's answer is marginally correct, but I'm glad he got all this reputation at once, as I'm sure he deserved more on his other answers. But let's be honest: If someone asks about how to ...
user avatar
  • 67.8k

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible